Download designed to steal your passwords
Smartphone hackers are getting more and more sneaky in their attempts to con Android users. According to the security experts at Kaspersky Labs, a new app claiming to protect your handset from malicious attacks has instead been designed to steal personal data.
The Android Security Suite Premium was first released in June and has since been updated to pose a continuing threat to Android owners. Designed to poach incoming text messages so that hackers can read them through a secure server, this Trojan virus aims to rob you of your passwords.
“It is also important to mention that these malicious apps are able to receive commands for uninstalling themselves, stealing system information and enabling/disabling the malicious applications,” comments Denis Maslennikov, a Kaspersky security researcher.
Android smartphones are being increasingly targeted by hackers, meaning users have to be careful about the apps they download. To make sure your stays handset safe, we recommend downloading your Android apps from the Google Play store and avoid storing any passwords on your smartphone.
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Via: PC Advisor